District 2

July 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Yale Student Body President Returns Home to Germantown

Germantown’s hometown hero, Kahil Greene, paid a visit to Montgomery County in early July. Greene, a Poolesville  High School alumnus, made headlines this year when he was elected the first black student body president of Yale University in its 318-year history. Germantown's very own, Kahlil Greene, was elected as the first African American student body […]

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September 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Wants To Change How Council Does Business

A 58-year-old money manager running for Montgomery County Council said he wants to change the way the council makes decisions. “Somebody has got to take the time to put the citizens in the drivers seat,” Republican Ed Amatetti said. Amatetti, who lives in North Potomac, said he’s been to lots of hearings and he’s found […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Candidate Seeks Greater Effort on Economic Development

A candidate for Montgomery County Council on Wednesday said he would increase economic development by more than 50 percent over the next four years. Tom Ferleman, a Republican running for the District 2 council seat, said that by increasing the commercial tax base, the county could increase jobs. It also would increase business taxes, which […]

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June 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Councilmember Craig Rice Announces Re-Election Bid

Councilmember Craig Rice ended speculation Friday that he would run for county executive and instead seek re-election. “I’ve decided to launch my re-election campaign and I hope you’ll be there with me,” Rice said in a video statement he distributed. Rice represents District 2, which covers Germantown, Damascus and other upcounty communities. In the video, […]

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March 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Ferleman Talks About Rolling Back Property, Recordation Taxes

Tom Ferleman, the Germantown Republican who has filed for the District 2 County Council seat, criticized the council Monday for the hefty increases to the property and recordation taxes passed last year. “Who does that? That’s counter to caring for people,” Ferleman said. “When people are struggling to make ends meet, the last thing you want to do […]

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March 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Counting Down to the Election of 2018: Ferleman is First Candidate to File in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election may be over a year away but several candidates are already off and running in Montgomery County. On Feb. 28, Germantown resident Tom Ferleman, a Republican, became the first candidate to file his paperwork for the election of 2018 in Montgomery County. Ferleman was at the Board of Elections offices […]

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February 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Spokesman Mulls Run for Montgomery Council Seat

A longtime Montgomery County employee could be among the candidates running for county council in November 2018. Neil Greenberger, who serves as the council’s spokesman, said Tuesday he was considering a council campaign. “I would chance to say I know as much about county government as anybody in the county,” said Greenberger, who plans to […]

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November 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MoCo Vote 2016 Blog (VIDEO)

This is your source for the latest election news in Montgomery County. For more election news, visit our Vote 2016 page. We hope you will contribute your election updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #vote. You can also follow us […]

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November 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

School Board Member Rebecca Smondrowski Looks Forward to Continuing Work (VIDEO)

Rebecca Smondrowski was reelected as the District 2 member of the Board of Education, defeating opponent Brandon Rippeon. In her first post-election interview, Smondrowski talks about the board’s future work, and she has some advice for the board’s newest members.

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October 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Officials Celebrate Opening of North Potomac Recreation Center (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are celebrating the opening of the new Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center on Travilah Road. The facility is named in honor of the late Nancy Dacek who served for 12 years as a member of the County Council from 1990 until 2002. Susan Kenedy reports. ICYMI: Nancy H. Dacek […]

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